Teen in '˜nipping' assault
A teenager who had been drinking nipped his girlfriend's arms after a night out.
James Scott, an 18-year-old glass factory worker, of Hatfield Road, Fleetwood, pleaded guilty to assault and damaging a sofa.
Prosecutor, Malcolm Isherwood, said Scott had been drinking and started a row on May 28. After nipping his girlfriend’s arms he grabbed her arm, threw her onto a sofa and threatened to smash a bottle over her head.
Mitch Sarangi, defending, said Scott, had lacked the maturity and coping skills needed in the relationship. Scott was sentenced to a 12-month community order with up to 20 days’ rehabilitation to be supervised by the Probation Service, put on three months’ drug rehabilitation and ordered to pay £125 compensation with £85 costs plus £85 victims’ surcharge by Blackpool magistrates.